Ego: The Strange and Wonderful World of Self-Portraits

About this programme

Art critic Laura Cumming explores more than five centuries of self-portraits, including works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Warhol. Tracing the development of the genre, she finds out how the greatest names in western painting transformed themselves into their own masterpieces and uncovers the various ways in which the evolving form demonstrates what it means to be human.

Cast and crew


Executive Producer
Michael Poole
Sebastian Barfield